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Former Egerton University student leader welcome court decision to quash degree requirement for parliamentary, MCA aspirants

Former Egerton University student leader has expressed joy after the High Court declared as unconstitutional section 22 of the Elections Act that requires aspirants for MCA seats to have a university seat.

Sagini Dennis alias S.D who will be vying for the MCA seat in his home Ward Basi Bogetaori, Bobasi Constituency in Kisii County welcomed the move, saying the law could deny voters the power to elect their preferred representatives.

Sagini, who is also the current President of Kisii County of University and College Students’ (KCUCSA) , said a politician cannot be measured by the ‘qualifications,’ but the quality, skills and integrity he/she posssess.

Sagini further noted that it was unnecessary to demand uniform qualifications from leaders for different elective position in the country, noting that it will only allow a small percentage of the population to run for political positions and leave the rest disenfranchised.

“University degrees are important,but they don’t qualify one to be a good leader”, said Sagini adding that instances are plenty where the most academically qualified politicians have also failed to deliver.

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